Sidmouth Town Band opens summer season with virtual concert

Martin Cordy practising at home. Picture: Sidmouth Town Band

Martin Cordy practising at home. Picture: Sidmouth Town Band - Credit: Archant

A virtual concert by Sidmouth Town Band has struck a cheerful note during the coronavirus lockdown.

The band would have played at Connaught Gardens on Sunday, May 31 as the start of their summer season.

Instead, they put together a concert video with the band performing individually in their own homes, in the style of a Zoom group, and posted it on Facebook.

A spokesman said: “We know everyone is missing family, friends and work.

“For us at Sidmouth Town Band, missing band is the equivalent of missing all three.

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“Tonight should have been the opening concert in our summer season at the Connaught Gardens, and what a beautiful evening it would have been.

“Sadly, we can’t perform just yet, due to Covid-19, so we hope this video - brilliantly put together by our principal percussionist Thomas Clemo - lets you know we are all thinking of you, and can’t wait to be performing for you again soon.”

The video can be viewed here

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